Location, Access and Infrastructure
Figure 1: Geological Setting for E46/1192
Accelerate’s Pilbara Project comprises one exploration licence application E46/1192 covering 31.9 square kilometres, located approximately 70 km east northeast of Nullagine and 120 km southeast of Marble Bar in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The historical Eastern Creek gold mining centre is located approximately 15km west of the project.
Local Geology and Mineralisation
The project covers part of the Fortescue Basin of the Pilbara Craton and includes units of the Hardey Formation along the western project boundary. The Hardey Formation is overlain by the basalts of the Kyalena Formation which cover the remainder of the project area to the east. Sedimentary units of the Hardey Formation, are thought to be prospective for conglomerate hosted gold mineralisation.
Figure 2: Pilbara Project Regional Location
Exploration Potential and Planned Work
The tenure under application has been applied for on the basis that a portion of the Archaean Hardey Formation is exposed within the tenement. Members of the Archaean Hardey Formation (some of the conglomeratic units), are known to host gold mineralisation in the western Pilbara.